Programmers’ Blog

 

AAAFF ’16 Docs on PBS!

Several AAAFF ‘16 documentaries have made its broadcast premiere on PBS this month, and are now streaming at PBS.org…

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Transcending the Limits: King Hu’s “New Wuxia Century” and After

For Hu, only film could fully realize the promise of Chinese stage traditions. As he told Tony Rayns, “I’m very interested in the Peking opera, and particularly its movement and action effects, although I think it’s difficult to express them adequately on stage … the physical limitations are too great.”

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Growing Up: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY and the New Taiwan Cinema

With the loss of appeal for commercial and propaganda films in Taiwan in the late 1970s and early 1980s, several young filmmakers saw the opportunity to create films that reflected more realistically the unique identity and complex political history of Taiwan…

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